Occupation in Context (10310.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with Occupation in Context PG, 9070.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of different contexts that influence occupation and well-being;
2. Discuss contexts of occupational therapy practice, role-emerging positions in occupational therapy and the role of occupation in population health; and
3. Explain to a variety of audiences the rationale of implementing occupation-focused proposals, involving modification of contexts by drawing on relevant theory, research and literature.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites10302 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2, 10303 Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy AND 7434 Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues
CorequisitesEnrolment in 373JA Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Incompatible units9070 Occupation in Context PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Intensive||Ms Claire Pearce|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Intensive||Ms Claire Pearce|
There are no required texts.
Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., Cordier, R. & Gustafsson, L. (2021). Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues (2nd Ed). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Hammell, K.W. (2020). Engagement in living: Critical perspectives on occupation, rights, and wellbeing. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Pollard, N., & Sakellariou, D. (2013). Politics of occupation-centred practice: Reflections on occupational engagement across cultures. Wiley-Blackwell.
Pollard, N., Sakellariou, D., & Kronenberg, F. (2009). A political practice of occupational therapy. Churchill Livingstone.
Sakellariou, D., & Pollard, N. (2017) Occupational therapies without borders: Integrating justice with practice. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier
Twinley, R. (2021). Illuminating the dark side of occupation: international perspectives from occupational therapy and occupational science. Routledge.
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library
Link to search page for Unit Readings (print materials)
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Technology related reasons to justify a late or an incompleted submission will not be considered. Students must plan and complete their submissions in a timely manner.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is an intensive unit, so students must take full responsibility about their engagement in terms of attendance, readings, preparatory activities, and submission of assignments. The unit is based on key concepts which the students will need to understand, from their definitions to their critical reviews and application in practice.
The unit considers 6-hours of direct teaching every week, between weeks 1 and 7 of the semester. These seminars consider lectures, tutorials and drop-in sessions.
It is essential that students actively participate in all seminars, exercises, and group assignment related activities. Such participation is required by students in order to meet the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (2018). Therefore, except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance at the seminars and workshops is expected. It is also expected that if students are unable to meet these participation requirements they inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, primarily by Canvas, or alternatively by email.
Please note: In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios, stories of lived experience, and in this particular unit, communities in situations of extreme vulnerability that may be stressful or compelling. At UC, a free Counselling Service is available for all students. All sessions are confidential. The UC Counselling Service is located in the UC Health and Counselling Centre on Level B in Building 1. For more information please go to http://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-childcare-services/medical-counselling/counselling.
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (2018). Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards. https://www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines/competencies.aspx
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will have basic word processing skills, an ability to use databases to search for journal articles, and to regularly access their UC email account and Canvas daily. Canvas is an online learning site, which provides students with access to readings and learning activities.
Lecturers will communicate with all students via their UC email account and Canvas. It is the students' responsibility to regularly check their email and Canvas for messages, information and or instructions.
This unit involves some online sessiosn in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Students are responsible for keeping a copy of their assessments.
All assignments are to be submitted via Canvas dropbox. Specific instructions for submission in the unit are available on Canvas (Assignments)
Unless otherwise approved by the Unit Convener in writing, all assessment items are to be submitted on, or before, the due date and time. Approval of an extension of an assignment submission deadline will only be considered on provision of acceptable documentary evidence.
Extensions are given at the discretion of the Unit Convener who reviews each situation in the light of the documentary evidence provided. Extensions must be requested prior to the due date for submission.
Penalties for late submission of assessed work will be applied. Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total mark available for the assessment for each day the assessment is late ( up to 7 days after which the student will receive zero marks for the assessment.) Refer to section 5B in this unit outline for further information.
Technology related reasons can not be used to justify or support a late submission. Students must prepare their submissions with antecedence.
Unless otherwise advised or approved (in writing), written assessment pieces must conform to the following requirements:
- Font size: 12 pt Arial or Calibri
- Spacing: double.
- Headings in bold, maximum size 16 pt.
- Margins: no less than 1.5cm on all sides.
- Page numbers: at bottom right hand corner of footer.
- Student identification number: (number only) at top right hand corner of header.
- Reference style to be specified for each assignment.
- Word Limit: The examiner will stop reading when the allocated word limit is reached. Content beyond the word limit will not be assessed.
- Unless other specified, all written assessments are to be uploaded in Microsoft word format (.doc or .docx).